Hain Celestial Group Misses on Revenues but Beats on EPS

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Hain Celestial Group (NAS: HAIN) reported earnings on Aug. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q4), Hain Celestial Group missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.


Gross margins shrank, operating margins improved, net margins improved.

Revenue details
Hain Celestial Group tallied revenue of $350.8 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $364.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $292.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.47. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.45 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q4 were 82% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 26.6%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $368.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.10.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 445 members out of 463 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 132 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 130 give Hain Celestial Group a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hain Celestial Group is outperform, with an average price target of $55.00.

The article Hain Celestial Group Misses on Revenues but Beats on EPS originally appeared on Fool.com.

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